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Of all the gifts thine hand bestows - Praise for Faith
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Praise for Faith.

1. Of all the gifts thine hand bestows,
  thou Giver of all good!
not heaven itself a richer knows
  than my Redeemer's blood.

2. Faith too, the blood-receiving grace,
  from the same hand we gain;
else, sweetly as it suits our case,
  that gift had been in vain.

3. Till thou by teaching power apply,
  our hearts refuse to see,
and weak, as a distempered eye,
  shut out the view of thee.

4. Blind to the merits of thy Son,
  what misery we endure!
yet fly that hand from which alone
  we could expect a cure.

5. We praise thee, and would praise thee more,
  to thee our all we owe;
the precious Saviour, and the power
  that makes him precious too.

William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 268.

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